Alloy Bellows & Precision Welding offers a wide range of nondestructive testing and inspection services including:
- Cycle fatigue testing
- Spring rate testing
- Helium mass spectrometry (up to 1 x 10-11 cc/second)
- Pressure testing
- Fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI)
- X-ray (radiographic) testing
- Dimensional visual inspection
- Microscopic visual inspection
NDT services ― digitally computer radiography (CR), film x-ray, fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) and helium leak testing ― of welded components. Our leading CR x-ray capabilities enable customers to see their parts within minutes via email.
FPI and X-Ray Testing
Our two newest services, x-ray testing and FPI were a natural expansion for the Alloy Bellows suite of product & service offerings as many of our customers had specific requirements for subsequent testing of their parts. By bringing these services inhouse, Alloy Bellows is now able to provide “one-stop” shopping with quicker turn-around time and pass along cost savings.
Alloy Bellows & Precision Welding is pleased to announce the introduction of a new, state-of-the-art x-ray (radiographic) testing system which features the latest in imaging technology, computed radiography (CR).
Our 320 Kv system allows for versatility in testing of a variety of parts and assemblies as well as exceptionally rapid turnaround times.
Our CR imaging system allows for filmless or digital test results. This leading edge technology means that the need for traditional film has been eliminated, resulting in shorter cycle times and faster inspection reports for our customers. Plus, digital imaging means no more storage of traditional film—all of your archiving and retrieval can now be done electronically meaning you receive clear images and there is less of an environmental impact than with traditional means. Our certified Level III inspector can answer any specific questions you may have regarding this new technology.
Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection, or FPI, is among today’s most popular methods of nondestructive testing. In order to conduct a test, the part/assembly is cleaned and then covered with a fluorescent dye solution. Following a pre-determined period of time, the excess dye is removed form the surface and a developing solution is applied. The developer acts as a blotter and “draws” the dye out of the surface flaws, indicating where imperfections in welded joints may exist. This method of NDT is currently required by several industry sectors including the aerospace, automotive and power generation areas
Alloy Bellows has the capability to offer FPI services for low and high volume production runs.